CRTC Nixes New Ottawa AM
April 23, 2012 at 3:26 AM (PT)
PAPOO HOLDINGS INC.'s application for a new AM in OTTAWA has been denied by the CRTC. PAPOO had proposed a 1,000-watt station at 1630 AM with a format targeting the Arab community in the capital, including 45 hours per week of local programming and the rest from sister Ethnic CHOU-A (RADIO MIDDLE-EAST)/MONTREAL. The Commission ruled that the station would serve only 16% of all "visible minorities" in the OTTAWA-GATINEAU marker and might have a "considerable financial impact" on crosstown CHIN RADIO Ethnic CJLL.
The CRTC has also opened a window for applications for a new FM station in WINNIPEG, upon an application by NOSTALGIA BROADCASTING COOPERATIVE INC. Applications are due by JULY 9th.
And the agency has denied RADIO DU GOLFE INC.'s application to add a low-power 50-watt transmitter on 97.3 FM in PERCE, QC for its French AC CFMV (FM 96.3 100.3, LE RYTHME QUR J'AIME)/CHANDLER, QC, due to the risk of confusion since RADIO GASPESIE uses 97.3 for its own rebroadcasting transmitter CJRG-FM-2/FONTENELLE, QC (a rebroadcast of community station CJRG/GASPE, QC), which would not technically cause interference but might confuse listeners.